McCain just sank another level in my esteem. He openly admits on Fox News:
[T]o be honest with you, Neil, it goes back to there’s a lot of ill will towards Senator Hagel because when he was a Republican, he attacked President Bush mercilessly, at one point said he was the worst president since Herbert Hoover, said that the surge was the worst blunder since the Vietnam War, which is nonsense, and was very anti his own party and people. People don’t forget that. You can disagree, but if you’re disagreeable, then people don’t forget that.
So let’s get this straight. This had nothing to do with Hagel and his capabilities. Republicans just hate it when members of their own party dare to disagree with the party line.
Hagel had the guts to call George W. Bush the worst president since Hoover. Aha, besides more than half of all Americans agreeing with him on that, he told the truth of how he felt. Oh, the crime!
This childish display in the senate was to get even with this — ah, shall I dare call him — maverick?
It’s time McCain fades into the sunset of history.
Senator, I was ready to vote for you in 2008, but with shenanigans like this you are gradually convincing me that I was wrong then.